Thermex Metal Treating Adds Gas Nitriding; Edmonton, Canada
“With the recent commissioning of our new horizontal gas nitrider, Thermex is now operating two state-of-the-art Gas Nitriding furnaces, enabling us to offer controlled 2-stage gas nitriding, with Post Oxidation when required. In addition, with this new equipment we are offering our new Gas FNC (ferritic nitrocarburizing) + Post Ox, which is a viable alternative to QPQ Liquid Nitriding.
The investment in this technology has allowed Thermex to increase total capacity and provides redundancy when one of the furnaces requires maintenance. In addition, this new equipment offers precise and verifiable process control, using continuous in-line hydrogen analysis as a means of controlling Kn, the nitriding potential. The results from these furnaces have been repeatable and reliable, as confirmed by metallurgical testing on our coupons run in every load processed.
The two furnaces provide Thermex with scheduling and cycle time options to work with customer turnaround considerations. To learn about the range of case depth and processing options please email Rob Ducharme.”